10 November, 2008


Here it is!! I've been slaving over a hot paper trimmer since last week putting together a calendar for bf's gma. The family had a scare not too long ago and almost lost her. So for her 91st birthday, all sorts of family came to celebrate. The calendar was quite a hit! His cousins and mom and sister were very impressed with the work I'd put into it.... points for me!

Yes, I was taking photos in the car on the way to dinner.... and no, I wasn't driving =P
I'll have to apologize for the nasty glare from the plastic. Hmm.. i seem to do my best work under pressure. I'm sure there are several calendars that are much more impressive than mine, i'm pretty happy with how this one turned out!

January incorporates an image I recieved in the mail from my good friend MiamiKel from SCS.
Thanks Kelly! The image is from the Ski Bunny set from Hanna Stamps.

Ahh February! Image here is from Rubbernecker

The clover for March was done by tracing a Creative Memories heart shaped cutter from the Custom cutting system. I cut three out, and then freehanded the "stem" - I sure hope it looks like a clover to all of you! LOL

April, birthdays of bf and his dd.... and yes, that's a beach shot of bf and our little Rockstar... *tear*

The flowers here are from an image swap. Colored in with SU! markers. Stamps are from SU!'s Priceless set.

June, a hot hot month! Rubbernecker stamp in the bottom corner.

That's a penny black image, love this little piggy!

LilyKate paper I purchased from Scrappingreatdeals.com.

The swirls here are also from SU!'s priceless set. The leaves are from the Seasonal Icons set.

Pretty Typical halloween theme. Some House mouse stamps on here. The Lil' Pumpkin stamp was one of the many that I surprisingly got in the mail from three very special friends from SCS, Judy, Mary & Kadie.

I originally bought this background paper from Clipper Street Scrapbooking in Coquitlam, BC on a visit home, I thought it was perfect for November. The flowers are from Petaloo and purchased from My Favorite Things.

And finally December. I love the holidays and so I left this page to last. The background is stamped in Metallic Gold Ink using SU's Baroque Motifs set. I never knew what to do with this gorgeous stamp set until I started with this calendar. I think that particular large swirl will make great backgrounds for elegant Christmas cards this year. But, its debut got to be on this page.

I didn't list ALL the materials I used, but tried to get most of it in there. If you want to know what any of the sets are, or any of the colors used, let me know and i'll try to remember!

The calendar pages, Month Titles and Weekdays Titles are all from Creative Memories. Papers and Cardstocks vary between store finds and Stampin' Up. The 12x12 sleeves are a bulk pack of 25 I bought at Micheal's with my 40% off cupon. perhaps granny should be happiest of all, I didn't use my 40% off cupon to buy a Cuttlebug for myself, I used it for her calendar! The pages ended up costing just over $11. For 25! What a deal! now i have enough leftover to make calendar #2......... dare I? LOL Maybe after a LONG rest!!

I hope you enjoyed my little calendar! Now I"m off to wash my dainties!!


Lauri said...

Wow! What a lot of work! Glad you were able to take pictures, even if it was in your car!! great calendar and a great keepsake!

Anonymous said...

Dainties? ROFLMAO ~

Girl - the calendar rocks. Not that there was much of a doubt with you. Glad you got it done and extra glad that everyone appreciated the work that went into it...

Hugs and Love!

Lorie said...

Washin' the dainties...one of those things that's just gotta be done! LOL!!

Karen, these calendar pages are just wonderful! You put so much work into them, and so much love. This is such a special gift!! Thank you for taking the time to take all the pictures and share them. I'm in awe!!!!!!

kadie said...

oh my gosh, that calendar is INCREDIBLE, karen!! BF better be giving you some lovin for that!!! And what's up with the no shirt sunburned guy on August?

Catherine said...

Freakin' amazing, Karen!!!!! Now that Granny has seen your talents, she'll really be pushing for a wedding! I hope you are very proud of yourself, because you totally should be! Truly spectacular!!!!!

MiamiKel said...

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! This is such a personal gift and so full of unique creativity - wonderful job! These are the perfect gifts to give and you really did a spledid job. Awesome job on the ski bunny, too - YGG!

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Karen, this was truly a labor of love and every beautiful page shows it. Great job!